The BGTW Tourism and Members’ Awards

The BGTW Gala Awards Dinner, this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, is one of the highlights of the travel industry calendar. This year’s event, which takes place on Sunday 4th November, at The Savoy in central London, and on the eve of World Travel Market, is being kindly sponsored by the Balearic Islands Tourist Board (comprising Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera).

During the evening, the winners of the prestigious BGTW Tourism Awards 2018, and the annual BGTW Members’ Awards, will be announced. Launched 40 years ago as the Silver Otter Award, the BGTW Tourism Awards, divided into three categories: UK and Ireland; Europe; and the Wider World, showcase outstanding tourism projects. The annual Members’ Awards recognise excellence across all disciplines of travel journalism produced by members of the BGTW.

The 2017 BGTW Gala Awards Dinner was sponsored by Sri Lanka Tourism


The BGTW Gala Awards Dinner, held in the glamorous surroundings of The Savoy’s Lancaster Ballroom, provides an annual opportunity for ambassadors, ministers of state, travel and tourism CEOs and their top executives, PRs and key travel editors, journalists and bloggers, to get together and network. Over the years this black-tie event has become well known as an evening of great company, great food and great entertainment.

Dancers at the 2015 BGTW Gala Awards Dinner. The event was sponsored by the Development Foundation of Armenia

How to buy tickets

Tickets are available via the BGTW Secretariat or online. We are delighted that prices have been kept at the same level as 2017. Tickets are £216 (including VAT). Tables of  10, 11 or 12 are available.

For more information

BGTW Tourism Awards

BGTW Members’ Awards


New Orleans jazz featured at the 2014 BGTW Gala Awards Dinner. The event was sponsored by Louisiana and Brand USA


Cover Image ©Ernest Llofriu Palou


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